Houghton-le-Spring’s Advantex chooses Mitel as solutions vendor
Houghton-le-Spring firm Advantex Network Solutions has become an authorised partner of Mitel, following its success in delivering telecommunications solutions.The relationship will enable Advantex to further enhance its solutions portfolio and expand its integrated IT and telecommunications services in the North East and across the UK.
The agreement comes on the back of £1m worth of new orders secured by Advantex and the appointment of a new senior management team to drive the business forward. This includes Andy Shannon, who has joined as head of communications after eight years with Executel, now part of TalkTalk.
Advantex achieved the Mitel authorised partner accreditation after investing heavily in training its 35 strong workforce and proving its ability to design and deliver high performance IT infrastructures based on Mitel’s IP communications platforms.
These include deployments at Middlesbrough’s Berwick Hills, Beachwood and Green Lane Schools, as part of a new network to deliver improved communications for pupils and teaching staff.
By becoming an authorised partner, Advantex will be able to leverage Mitel’s expertise and technology to offer new and existing clients an expanded portfolio of solutions, including advanced voice, video and data communications platforms, as well as applications for customer relationship management and mobility.
Advantex’s director of sales and marketing Stephen O’Connell said, ‘Mitel is a well known and highly respected brand, so being recognised as an authorised partner is a great achievement.
‘It is also testament to our commitment to deliver quality services and solutions, and invest in a highly skilled workforce to meet customer expectations.
‘Through our Mitel authorised partner status we will now be able to offer additional added value solutions to our clients, providing them with advanced, competitively priced platforms on which we can help them build future communication strategies.’
James Madgwick, account executive at Mitel, said, ‘Advantex has built up an impressive reputation and client base by demonstrating a proven ability to deliver advanced communications solutions that meet client demands.
‘The company’s understanding and knowledge of IP telephony systems will ensure it is an asset to the Mitel partner programme.
‘We look forward to working with Advantex to enable more businesses in the North East and across the UK benefit from an IP communications approach.’